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Over Hulton

HULTON (OVER), a township in Deane parish, Lancashire; near the Bolton and Leigh railway, 4 miles SSW of Bolton. Acres, 1,300. Real property, £9,145; of which £6,775 are in mines. Pop., 447. Houses, 87. The property, with Hulton Hall, belongs to W. T. Hulton, Esq. The hall is a modern edifice, with portico and semicircular wing; and stands in an extensive and tastefully disposed park.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Bolton library.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Over Hulton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Over Hulton area is Bolton.

Description and Travel

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Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Over Hulton to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Over Hulton was a township in the parish of Deane.
You can see the administrative areas in which Over Hulton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


View maps of Over Hulton and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD688057 (Lat/Lon: 53.546996, -2.472352), Over Hulton which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Over Hulton was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.